Double-tuned filter design for HVDC system

Hee Jin Lee, Tae Sik Nam, Gum Tae Son, Jung Wook Park, Yong Ho Chung, Uk Hwa Lee, Seung Taek Baek, Kyeon Hur

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The ac side current of an high voltage direct current (HVDC) converter is characterized by highly non-sinusoidal waveform. If the harmonic current is allowed to flow in the connected ac system, it may cause unacceptable levels of distortion. Therefore, ac side filters are required as part of the total HVDC converter station, in order to reduce the harmonic distortion of the ac side current and voltage to acceptably low levels. The ac side filters are also employed to compensate network requested reactive power because HVDC converters also consume substantial reactive power. Among different types of filters, double-tuned filters have been widely utilized for HVDC system. This paper presents two design methods of double-tuned filter; equivalent method and parametric method. Using a parametric method, in particular the paper proposes a new design algorithm for a realistic system. Finally, the performance of the design algorithm is evaluated for a 80kV HVDC system in Jeju island with PSCAD/EMTDC program. The results cleary demonstrate the effectiveness of proposed design method in harmonics elimination and steady-state stability.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1232-1241
Number of pages10
JournalTransactions of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sept

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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